What is the difference of BETWEEN and AMONG? In what cases can BETWEEN be used with more than 3 people or things?

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BETWEEN is used for 2 things while AMONG is for 3 or more things. According to Oxford English Dictionary, 'between' usually involves only two limits, but when boundaries are concerned, there may be more than two limits. For e.g.,

Switzerland lies between France, Italy, Austria and Germany.

Our house is between the wood, the river and the village.


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